Leading human resource development through research was the focus of this year’s Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference, held last month in San Antonio, Texas.
Five students and one faculty member in the Department of Human Capital Development (HCD) at The University of Southern Mississippi delivered presentations during breakout and poster sessions at the conference.
Faculty who offered research presentations include:
* Dr. Quincy Brown, professor, on “Helping to Refine Our New AHRD Standards on Ethics and Integrity”.
Graduate students who offered research presentations include:
* Charles Childress, HCD Ph.D. student, on “Examining Student Attendance and Demographic Factors on Academic Success”;
* Catherine Cole, HCD Ph.D. student, on “An App Driven Workforce: A Phenomenological Study of the Sharing Economy’s Influence on a Human Resource Development Professional’s Workforce Planning Strategies”;
* Steve Ellis, HCD Ph.D. student, on “Applying Affective Engagement to Change Organizational Culture: A Secondary Analysis of Sexual Assault Prevention and Reporting Outcomes on U.S. Air Force Technical Training Campuses”;
* John Hubbard, HCD Ph.D. student, on “Is Human Capital Development the Missing Component of the Aerotropolis Model?”; and
* Dr. John Kmiec, HCD Ph.D. alumnus, on “Inquiry into the Role of Learning Objectives in the Design and Development of Serious Games”.
For information about the Department of Human Capital Development at Southern Miss, visit www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/hcd.